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Poster: DianaTrees Date: Mar 13, 2003 10:00pm
Forum: movies Subject: PD music and movies

I love the addition of the sound archives, because it gives me the chance to make open source movies for release.

But ... the shn files are huge, downloads are forever, just to find out the music isn't something I'd want to work with.

Could we have a tiny MP3 preview of the sound? Kind of like the animated gif previews of the movies. I'd think it would actually save on bandwidth.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: Mar 13, 2003 10:36pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: PD music and movies

I'd post this thought to the etree forum - it's likely to generate interesting discussion. I, personally, am in favor of generating MP3 previews.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Mar 13, 2003 11:37pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: mp3 preview

There are both bands (some here already) and tapers (also here) that specifically forbid putting their material into mp3, and still others that aren't explicit about it but reportedly aren't comfortable with it. So it couldn't be an automatic thing here- it would take screening.

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Poster: DianaTrees Date: Mar 14, 2003 1:13am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: mp3 preview

I don't want to see the whole thing scrunched: just an MP3 preview to get an idea of the nature of the tune. I know this is peculiar to me, in that I deal *only* with female musicians, but trying to guess the type of music and whether a band features a Fem lead is nearly impossible to discern from the band's name.

That means I have to download at 30-megabyte + tune to find out whether it's something I want to work with. It wastes this site's bandwidth, and is so time-consuming for me that I've given up trying to d/l the tunes.

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Poster: DianaTrees Date: Mar 14, 2003 1:12am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: PD music and movies

I looked for an audio forum, but didn't see it. Thanks for mentioning the etree -- but, where is it? Sorry. Some days I'm a bit dense.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Mar 14, 2003 2:57am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: PD music and movies- continued on other board

Hi Diana, the main page of the Live Music Archive aka "etree" is here
http://www.archive.org/audio/etree.php

with its messageboard at the bottom. I've taken the liberty of reposting our exchange verbatim, to
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=5113

So, just go on over there with us to continue this thread. Thanks!

Diana

This post was modified by hamilton on 2003-03-14 10:57:08